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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock

Chuck Wade

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Chuck Wade

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Crystal River House Rental Photos and Description

3BR/2BA Family Home On Deep Canal W/ Heated Saltwater Pool W/ Misting System

Beautiful, waterfront pool home on deep canal. Gulf access. $149/ night rental rate includes 4 kayaks rigged for fishing (saves you $100/day in kayak rental fees), 2 SUN bicycles (saves you $60/day in bicycle rental fees) a 16 ft. 4-person Gheenoe Canoe (saves you $35/day in canoe rental), 2 SUP Paddle boards w/ paddles (saves you $120/day paddle board rental fees) and 3 fishing rod/reels. All other water floatables (skimboards, etc.) are also included in the rental rate. A fish cleaning station and outdoor grill is also available and included in the rental rate. This home has absolutely everything you need for a wonderful family vacation!

RENTAL RATE: $889/wk (7 days/6 nights) or $149/night w/ 3 night minimum plus cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. *MONTHLY RATE: $3,200 plus tax, cleaning fee and 100% refundable security deposit. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

This immaculate, fully renovated (3) bedroom, 2 bath waterfront family home with heated saltwater pool (3rd bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed) has its own dock and 10,000 lb. boatlift. Fresh water and electricity is available at the boatlift. Guests often use the boatlift to clean the hull of their boat while staying at the home (saves boatlift service fees). Most industry experts recommend cleaning between two to three times a year to ensure that the bottom paint of your boat does not get damaged.

The screen-enclosed heated saltwater pool has a misting system that lowers the temp at the sunbathing end of the pool in Summer, and a pool heater that warms the water to your chosen temp in the Winter. Manatee and Dolphin come up to the dock and there are large Sailfin Catfish, Sheepshead fish and Red Snapper to be caught right from the dock or boatlift. You can also catch freshwater bass and trap blue crabs off the dock. Feel free to use our 4 fishing kayaks (the 4th one is not pictured) with rod holders, paddles and PFDs, our two Sun Bicycles to ride to the mall or state park preserve, our 2 SUP paddle boards, and our 4 person canoe to get you to 3 sister's springs. Boat rentals are available at nearby Plantation Inn.

The back and side yards are large and filled with mature oak and palm trees. There is a finished-in garage with easy inside access to the washer and dryer. There is room in the driveway for two vehicles or a boat trailer or RV. There is a large storage shed in the backyard to store water toys and fishing equipment.

This dog-friendly waterfront home is located on a family-friendly cul-de-sac street in the coveted north end of Crystal River near the mall, restaurants and the downtown area. It is 5 min. from Crystal River Watersports where you can launch your boat for $10, and buy bait and fishing equipment. When not rented, the home is used by our family for personal vacations.

The home is furnished with good quality furniture, two sleeper sofas and loveseat, newer appliances, bedding, linens, bathrobes, towels, dishes, toaster oven, griddle and more accessories. The kitchen is stocked with the cookware needed to prepare family meals. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed and its own bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed and a twin bed. The third bedroom doubles as a den with a sleeper sofa for the bed. There is also another full bathroom located in the hallway. The flooring in the sunroom and throughout the entryways to the home is large ceramic tiles making clean-up easy and fast. There are three new flat-screen TVs; a 48 in. in the livingroom, a 40” in the den and a 32” in the master bedroom. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included.

This family-friendly home is located on a deep canal with Gulf access. The sunroom features seating to enjoy the pool, canal and wildlife. The pool lanai is screened with a special fine mesh to help keep even the smallest bugs out. The home is approximately 5-10 minutes drive from King’s Bay (& 3 sisters springs) and 35-40 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico by boat. Fort Island Beach is nearby. A large public pool with a skate park is nearby (behind the airport).

Beautiful and peaceful Crystal River has activities for the whole family and offers one of the few remaining areas to scallop in Florida during the summer. Offshore, there is shallow and deep water fishing.

The nearby mall has a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and shopping in historic downtown Crystal River. The house is only a short walk or bicycle ride from the Crystal River State Park Reserve and the Mullet Hole fishing spot. There are nine beautiful state parks nearby or play golf at one of the many nearby golf courses. Your family will make wonderful vacation memories here.

You can rent at a very affordable rate by the week.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chuck Wade (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Chuck Wade

The Wade family lives in Marietta, GA. about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. We vacationed in Crystal River rental homes for years before finally buying a vacation home here. We wanted a home in the family-friendly north end of Crystal River and our house is perfectly situated for what we were looking for. We considered Panama City Beach as a vacation home location and vacationed there often while making the decision between CR and PCB. We decided we like the nature coast best because there are no high-rise condos here in one of the last remaining natural areas of Florida, but Crystal River still offers all the modern conveniences of shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, movie theaters, a mall, quaint shops in the historic district, and more. It has everything we were looking for in a family friendly neighborhood.

Chuck Wade purchased this house in 2014

Why Chuck Wade chose Crystal River

We chose Crystal River because it is so much more quiet and peaceful than other places we vacationed. We also enjoy watching the manatees and other wildlife from our sunroom and pool area. Our dream was to watch the manatee while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning. We also love the fishing and boating in the area, and being certified scuba divers our entire family likes diving and snorkeling the natural springs in and around the area.

What makes this house unique

After staying at dozens of different vacation rental homes we stopped and made a list of all the things we liked, and didn’t like. We picked this house with all of that in mind. We furnished the house with brand new furniture; all very good quality beds, mattresses, sheets and comforters. But the home is not cluttered like so many of the rental homes we stayed in. The kitchen is equipped with all the items you would find in your own kitchen, including quality knives, flatware, appliances, plates, wine glasses, napkins, towels, pots and pans, soap, detergent, and spices — everything you would need. There is a washer and dryer, iron, an ironing board, and bathroom supplies if you forget something. We want your family to enjoy yourselves and come back for many years. You can reach us at (404) 374-8523 to book one of the best vacations your family will ever have.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Home, Heated Saltwater Pool w/Misting System, Kayaks, Boatlift & Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Dacula, Ga suburb of Atlanta
5

AWESOME Spring Break with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this get away house in beautiful Crystal River. The house had everything we needed and more. There is plenty to do at the house to keep everyone occupied with Kayaks, Paddleboards, bikes, the pool and fishing just to name a few. We look forward to coming again another year. Thank you Chuck for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family will always be welcome in our home. Thank you for being such wonderful caring guests! Please do come back and stay again very soon.
near Superior WI
5

Happy Northerners

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! This spotless house is in a great location and is equipped with everything one would need to fully enjoy the Crystal River area. The owner even lets visitors use his fishing poles. We usually sight see a lot more while in Crystal River but the house has so much to offer that we ended up staying at the house to enjoy the kayaks, pool, fishing, etc. The owner is very gracious and makes sure his guests have a wonderful experience in Crystal River. We really really appreciated the information he gave us regarding fishing technique and local establishments. Thank you so very much Chuck!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love helping people discover the fun and beauty of Crystal River and creating "Crystal River converts"! So glad you and your lovely family enjoyed staying in our home. Thank you for taking such good care of the property. We look forward to your coming back very soon.
Louisville, KY
5

Bluegrass Family loves this rental in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this charming rental. It's location is wonderful....close enough to the center of town to be convenient and far enough away to give a sense of privacy. We made good use of the pool, the bicycles, the kayaks, and snorkel gear. We enjoyed "eating in" and preparing meals in the well-equipped kitchen. A special delight were the text messages we received from the helpful owner.....from recommendations of local eateries to a favorite fishing spot.......he checked on our comfort often and was prepared to answer any questions we had. Thanks, Chuck!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy to know that our guests had a nice time while staying in our home. Thank you for the very nice review! Please come back and stay in Crystal River soon. We are adding an outdoor grill, 2 SUP paddle boards and a 4-person canoe for you guys to use on your next visit.
5

Wonderful stay in Crystal River

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful part of Florida! The house was spotless, and very nicely appointed. It had everything we needed, and then some. The pool was nice and warm, as was the weather. We didn't use many of the items that were provided for us, such as the kayaks, but we will next year when we hopefully can rent the house again. We were so busy exploring the area, and it seems to be a place we may wish to retire to in a few years. At least for 4 or 5 months out of the year to escape the brutal Wisconsin winters.

We were there with our adult daughter and a friend who are both in the wildlife rehab and education field, so we went to Homosassa Springs State Park, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. With spending 2 full days in Tampa, we were ready for peace and quiet at the end of the day which we had at this lovely home.

The owner was very responsive and so nice to communicate with. He is very passionate about Crystal River, and really wants his guests to have an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our deepest desire that everyone who visits Crystal River enjoys the area as much as we do. My wife and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We plan on retiring to Crystal River at some point in the future and would love to have you guys as neighbors. Until then, please come back and stay at our home again and again. You are the perfect guests!
Golden, CO
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a terrific time and would recommend this place for anyone who wants to relax and feel at home, and at the same time have fun and enjoy the area as well. Since we could bring our dog, it made our stay even more affordable since we didn't have the kennel bill. I would also like to say thank you to the owners for such an easy and pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Some of our children have paws so we understand the importance of being able to bring those loved ones with you on vacation. Please come visit Crystal River again soon.
Margate, Florida
5

Amazing house/Great location

  • 5 of 5

We were two families vacationing to swim with the manatees, bike, kayak and horseback ride. The house was spotless, beautifully decorated and located on a canal with a floating dock that was great for dropping in our kayaks. The owner was super friendly and very easy to make arrangements with. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend them.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! Please come back and stay in our home again soon. You, your friends and family are always welcome.

Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Crystal River Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buzz Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Plantation Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Suncoast Hwy. (Hwy 19)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Denny's
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Fort Island Trail Beach
Car: recommended

There is so much to do in Crystal River. It is a family-friendly, nature focused, beautiful, peaceful area. If you enjoy kayaking you are welcome to use our 4 Kayaks w/ paddles & rod holders. You can also rent kayaks at Crystal River Watersports just minutes from the house. Kayaking and kayak fishing in the canal, the river and in Ozello is relaxing and fun! Feel free to use our 2 Sun bikes to ride all over Crystal River. The town is designed for bicycle-riding.

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Crystal River House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$889
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes $889/week (7 days/6 nights) or $149/nt. w/ 3 nt. min. Nightly rental rates less than the required 3 night minimum are $250/night. No pet fee is charged if you do not have a pet. The security deposit is refundable after checkout. *Monthly rate: $3,200 plus tax, cleaning fee and fully refundable security deposit.

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Amenities

Crystal River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • There is no tub in either bathroom, but we have a flexi-tub for bathing small children. The tub unfolds and sits in the shower making it easy to bathe toddlers. Google flexi tub on Targets website to see a pic.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd bedroom doubles as a den.
  • Flatscreen TVs in the master bedroom and the 3rd (den) bedroom. Plenty of closet space. Comfortable carpeting in bedrooms. Good quality mattress sets and bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Crystal River Preserve is within walking distance of the home. We like walking or riding the bikes to the Mullet Hole there with our rods & reels and fishing for Mullet and other fish. We have seen foxes and wild boar while out on our walks and bike rides. You can also bike from the house to the preserve and ride on the trails, or hike through 7 miles of scenic trails. There is also a kayak launch area in the Preserve and in the other direction at Crystal River Watersports. Please use caution when entering/exiting kayaks or paddleboards onto the dock.

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